As we have announced last night, Facebook has paid a lot of money for purchasing Instagram. For those which still don’t know what Instagram is, we have prepared a few words as description.
Instagram is a photo sharing social network which, until a while ago it was accessed mainly by iOS users. However, the guys behind this network have developed a client for Android OS, too, making it possible to be accessed by other users than just iOS owners.
Facebook bought Instagram and the California based company has published this news on their own site, therefore this is official and not just a rumor.
The acquisition was considered a “milestone” by the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose company will pay a combination of cash and shares of the social network, which is expected to debut on the stock market in the coming months.
Just days after Instagram launching on Android we are seeing a lot of discussions on the subject. Some talk about the number of app downloads that increases significantly with each minute that goes by while others comment on the bugs found when using Instagram app for Android.
Some time ago, we informed you about the possibility to share pictures with Instagram for Android as the developers considered porting the application to a different mobile operating system than iOS. Instagram, is the application that recently became the most used picture sharing app on Apple devices, being downloaded by more than 30 million users.
Instagram is one of the most popular iPhone applications. The service allows us to take photographs, to apply effects and share the results with our friends and has a database of 15 million users. Instagram for Apple was appointed as the application of the year for iPhone.
Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram, has always shown its intention in porting the application to other operating systems. The company has acknowledged that it had a two-person team working on developing a version for Android.